Monday, July 06, 2009
From Africa to General convention: One voice, one message
One of the things we have consistently heard from conservative, evangelical so-called 'orthodox' bishops and Primate in the Global South (and those who write for them) is that homosexuality is not indigenous to Africa, that it is a Western disease brought to their shores by "foreign corruption".
Some of the most powerful messages I've heard in a long time about the incarnation of the love of God come from LGBT people from the Global South who prove their bishops wrong.
Indeed, in the video Voices of Africa one woman, a barrister, says that homosexuality has been known in all African cultures "since before time" and has always been embraced by indigenous African spirituality.
What is a 'foreign corruption' she maintains, is Christianity.
Here is one voice.
She is a beloved child of God who happens to be a lesbian.
Please listen to her.